Eight nonprofits in York County were awarded part of an $186,000 pool of grant funding through a new fund focused on supporting nonprofit organizations helping the county through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fund was created to award nonprofits providing food and shelter to vulnerable residents in York County and has since grown to hold $845,000 in donations in less than a month.
On Wednesday, the two organizations announced that $186,000 of the fund were awarded to eight York County nonprofits working to meet an increased demand for food due to the pandemic.
The nonprofits include:
York County organizations have seen a 300% increase in need for their charitable food services, according to the York County Food Bank.
Jane Conover, president and CEO of YCCF, said she is grateful for the county’s nonprofits and how they’ve stepped up to feed the residents during the crisis.
“This pandemic has touched every corner of our community. People from all walks of life are facing financial struggles that they never imagined,” Conover said. “It’s heartbreaking to see long lines of cars waiting for food at the York County Food Bank and to hear of people who never asked for help before, offering a few dollars in exchange for their box of food. “
Grants awarded through the York County COVID-19 Response Fund are chosen by YCCF and United Way of York County and cannot be applied for. The organizations said that it plans for the next round of grants to be given to organizations offering eviction prevention to York County residents.